Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 10

This post brings you to chapter 10 in your study of the original Italian version of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. In this tenth chapter, Pinocchio is recognised by his wooden brothers at the Grand Marionette Theatre, but he also risks becoming a piece of firewood for Mangiafoco. In the index, you will find a link where you can read the entire book … Continue reading Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 10

Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 9

This post brings you to chapter 9 in your study of the original Italian version of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. In this ninth chapter, the little rascal Pinocchio sells his newly acquired alphabet book so that he can gain admission to the marionette show and, in the process, skip school. In the index, you will find a link where you can consult the entire … Continue reading Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 9

Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 8

In this post, your study of Italian will cover the entirety of chapter 8 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. In this eighth chapter, Pinocchio gets his feet replaced, and Geppetto sells his coat so that he can buy Pinocchio the alphabet book he needs for school. If you wish to consult Le avventure di Pinocchio online, you will find a link in the index … Continue reading Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 8

Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 7 (part 4)

In this fourth and final part of chapter 7 from Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio resigns himself to eating the cores and skins of the pears so as to placate his hunger. The first portion of text you will consider here reads as follows: Quando Pinocchio in due bocconi ebbe mangiata la prima pera, fece l’atto di buttar via il torsolo; ma Geppetto gli … Continue reading Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 7 (part 4)

Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 7 (part 3)

Pinocchio is starving, but he still manages to turn his nose up at food that has been offered to him. This post continues your study of chapter 7 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. The first portion of text you will consider here reads: E il povero Pinocchio cominciò a piangere e a berciare così forte, che lo sentivano da cinque chilometri lontano. Geppetto, che … Continue reading Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 7 (part 3)

Italian language series: translation exercise 20

If you have worked through the last four posts pertaining to your study of the language used in Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, that is, part 1 and part 2 of chapter 6, and part 1 and part 2 of chapter 7, then test your knowledge of the usages you have encountered by translating the following sentences from English to Italian. He is … Continue reading Italian language series: translation exercise 20

Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 7 (part 2)

Geppetto, in this next part of your study of chapter 7 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, manages to enter his house, where he discovers Pinocchio lying on the floor with his feet burnt off. Out of compassion for his injured son, Geppetto addresses Pinocchio as Pinocchiuccio mio. The first portion of text you will consider here reads as follows: Geppetto, credendo che tutti questi … Continue reading Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 7 (part 2)

Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 7 (part 1)

This post begins your study of the Italian language as used in chapter 7 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. Should you wish to read the chapter before beginning your study here, you will find a link in the index where you can read the book online. The introductory text to chapter 7 reads as follows: Geppetto torna a casa, e dà al … Continue reading Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 7 (part 1)

Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 6 (part 2)

In this second and final part of chapter 6 from Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio experiences a number of inconveniences: he gets a basinful of water poured on him by an old man, returns home drenched from head to toe, and burns his feet off while sleeping by the fire. The first portion of text you will consider here reads as follows: Dopo mezzo … Continue reading Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 6 (part 2)

Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 6 (part 1)

This post begins your study of chapter 6 of Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi. Beginning with this chapter, each new post will look at larger portions of text from the book than was done in the posts pertaining to the previous chapters. I encourage you to read the entire chapter first on your own. You will find a link in the index where … Continue reading Italian language series: Pinocchio, chapter 6 (part 1)